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November 5th, 2010
whitney2933
Art, do you know how many surgeries on Eagles Dr. Merrill has done? I am seeing Trowbridge and just had CT scan yesterday.

Have you had any problems since surgery?
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replied December 17th, 2010
Hey There,

I had surgery to remove my right styloid two days ago for my Eagle's Syndrome. I'm in a lot of pain and sick of taking painkillers so just trying to manage it all. I have a 4 inch scar running along my neck from under my ear....a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I have been advised not to expect any results for a few weeks as everything has to settle back down. The surgeon didn't take all of the Styloid as it was too risky with all the blood vessels etc around it. Was in surgery around two hours. I'm hoping that it has all been worthwhile, I guess only time will tell. Going back to surgeon for follow up next week.

Bye now

Gronk
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replied January 7th, 2011
Hi,

After 2 years of pain/spasms in my throat, I finally had a CT scan and I found out I have the Eagle syndrome, on both sides, but I am only in pain on the left side.
I am in CA, San Francisco/San Jose area, and I am looking for a surgeon, but if I need to get out of my area I don't mind
Does anyone has a good doctor they recommend?
Thanks
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replied February 10th, 2011
Los Angeles OS
Eaglesyn, I am in Los Angeles and due to have a Styloidectomy in two weeks time --- my Oral Surgeon is Dr Alan Felsenfeld at UCLA. Hope this helps you & good luck.
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replied April 15th, 2011
UCLA Dr. Alan
Hi,

How are you feeling? hope went well, and you are recovering well.
I am thinking of contacting UCLA.
Should I contact Dr. Alan?
Thanks
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replied April 15th, 2011
UCLA Dr. Alan
Hi,

How are you feeling? I hope the surgery went well, and you are recovering well.
I am thinking of contacting UCLA.
Should I contact Dr. Alan?
Thanks
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replied February 16th, 2011
stylectomy v glossopharingeal decompression
Hi All , I'm italian and I suffer from Eagle syndrome as well . The issue in my situation is that I had a tonsillectomy last year during which they found an infection to my tonsil area . My question is if I have an irritation of the glossopharingeal nerve can it be solved by stilectomy ?Do I need a compression of the glossopharingeal nerve as well.? Did anyone experimented a returne of symptoms
Thank you
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replied February 20th, 2011
Eagles Syndrome
Pocketing, one more question, are you going to have the surgery internal, within the throat, or external via the neck?
Good luck on your surgery, and I wish you a fast recovery.
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replied February 20th, 2011
Re: stylectomy v glossopharingeal decompression
vibernardo wrote:
Hi All , I'm italian and I suffer from Eagle syndrome as well . The issue in my situation is that I had a tonsillectomy last year during which they found an infection to my tonsil area . My question is if I have an irritation of the glossopharingeal nerve can it be solved by stilectomy ?Do I need a compression of the glossopharingeal nerve as well.? Did anyone experimented a returne of symptoms
Thank you
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replied February 23rd, 2011
Tinnitus and Eagles Syndrome
Has anyone had the tinnitus symptom with their Eagle's syndrome? I have plenty of pulsatile tinnitus on both sides (I can hear my pulse, as if it might be the blood swishing through the carotid artery) also chronic neck pain, but no other pain or discomforts.

I also know I have the elongated styloid process on both sides because they are plainly visible on my neck Xray.

Any thoughts on this would be most welcomed!
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replied July 7th, 2011
I have had tinnitus symptoms. I haven't had a dr tell me I officially have it but like you I can clearly see it on my panoramic x-ray. My symptoms started off as tinnitus, well the noticable ones. I think I might have had vague ones for yrs maybe. I was training for a half marathon when I woke up with tinnitus really really bad the next day (which cleared up mostly after I blew my nose and green stuff came out, sorry for the gross details but the tinnitus hasn't gone away completely.) Went to emergency room, checked out ok, went to university of Chi, checked out okay, went to a TMJ doc. I know I have TMJ also but a second TMJ doc is one who found Eagle's. I also have the beginning of arthritis on my affected side. I don't have pain but I feel like something is in my throat sometimes. I can hear swooshing in ear corresponding to heartbeat when I exert myself such as mowing lawn on hot day. I think it happens more frequently than I think but it's just I don't hear it unless I'm in quiet surroundings. My neck on the left which is where Eagle's is, feels uncomfortable, mildly, like something isn't quite right. I'm sensitive to light, bright images stay in my eyes for a while sometimes. My ears pop, my eustachian tubes are gluey. The left side of my neck feels like it's hot, don't know that it is but it just feels that way. Ironically my hearing is above average when I had it tested. I'm getting treatment for TMJ w/a splint currently but I'm afraid it won't help the popping in my jaw. I'm afraid of surgery since I don't have a lot of pain like other people and I'm afraid it could get worse but would like to talk to a surgeon and get further scans to make sure it's not impinging on my carotid. There needs to be a website that lists drs and who's the best, who's done the most surgeries, etc.
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replied March 2nd, 2011
Post-Styloidectomy ...
Hello again, Eaglesyn --- because the bone was so palpable from inside my throat, I had the surgery done intra-orally. I am not even 48-hours out yet but am in a great deal of pain and, luckily for my husband, unable to talk! I still have lot of bruising and swelling in my mouth/throat/neck so far too soon to say whether or not it was a success but I will keep you posted. Good luck to you all.
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replied April 15th, 2011
Hi,

I am so sorry you were in so much pain after the surgery.
How are you feeling? I hope the surgery went well, and you are recovering well.
I am thinking of contacting UCLA.
Should I contact Dr. Alan?
Thanks
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replied April 15th, 2011
Sorry, Dr Alan Felsenfeld, I thought his last name was Alan.
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replied November 1st, 2011
Hi Pocketing, I hope that after your surgical recovery you have found that the surgery was a success! I would love to hear an update from you. Did your symptoms resolve? Do you remain happy with your dr at UCLA?
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replied November 5th, 2011
Has anyone else had re-occurring symptoms post-surgery?
I was diagnosed with Eagle's Syndrome about 10 years ago after fracturing the right styloid on my jaw bone during a yoga class.
I had a successful surgery (internal), then another surgery several years later to deal with the left styloid.

Flash forward to now, I am experiencing the same symptoms on the right side again. My doctor says it could be scar tissue, but that the styloid can not grow back. That may be true, but the symptoms I am experiencing are the same as the first experience, maybe even worse.

Has anyone else had re-occurring symptoms post-surgery? Has anyone had any success with cortizone shots or other treatments?
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replied August 19th, 2013
I have headaches for as long as I can remember but it wasn't until February 2013 that my whole life changed. I had my wisdom tooth pool and then everything start to feel as if I was falling apart. My sister-in law told me it might be TMJ, so I went to a local specialist. It was my dentist that referred me to another dentist office to have a CBCT scan. I waited over a week to get the results of my scan back from my dentist and when I saw the pictures I was shocked to see actual evidence of what I was living with. My pain had a name and it confirmed all my medical issues that previous doctors just thought I was trying to get medication for. Relief was in my future. So I thought, only now I have to battle with my insurance company to cover my referral as an in network physician and not an out-of network doctor. He is the only specialist near me in San Antonio, TX. I pray that my relief will come soon. I have been living off of the sleep aid Ambien and taking 2 Tylenol and 2 Ibuprofen together, since my dentist or doctors wont prescribe anything else to me. I get the pain relief without the drowsiness effect. I hope everyone find relief somewhere.
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